Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sept. 22, 2013

Incident Date:
Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

The next community meeting at Ingleside Station will be held on October 15, 2013.  Thank you.

Back to School: As summer draws to a close, back-to-school season will be in full effect. Safety should be a priority for every family as children return to classrooms this fall. It’s crucial that all motorists understand how to safely share the roads with school buses, pedestrians and bicyclists. It’s also a good time for parents and children to talk about how to stay safe at school.

ALERT:  There has been an increase in auto boosts in the area of Monterey, O’Shaughnessy and Bosworth.  The break ins are occurring around the hours of 9:00am to 12:00pm.  Please report any suspicious activity to the police.  Do not leave valuables in your cars. 

Community Police Academy: The San Francisco Police Department is accepting applications from people who are interested in joining the Community Police Academy. This ten week course is designed to inform and teach various aspects of municipal policing. The program covers procedures from patrol and investigations, vehicle operations, arrest and control techniques, firearm procedures and communications/911. The course will run for ten weeks with classes held every Tuesday night from 6:30pm to 9:00pm, starting on October 1, 2013 thru December 17, 2013.  For more information please visit the Community Police Academy website:

The San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) is free training from the San Francisco Fire Department in how to help yourself and your neighbors prepare for and respond to a disaster by working together. The 20-hour training, taught by First Responders, includes personal preparedness, light search and rescue, disaster medicine, shutting off your utilities, and how to participate as a member of a neighborhood response team.  NERT also offers continuing training for graduates and activities that support building robust neighborhood teams.  For more information, visit the NERT website at, or contact Lt. Erica Arteseros at (415)970-2022 or

The ALERT Program is the San Francisco Police Departments civilian disaster preparedness organization. Modeled after the Fire Department's Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT), we are recruiting, training, uniforming, and credentialing civilians to assist law enforcement's response to a disaster. For Further information click on the URL below

Fraud Warning: Two days ago a San Francisco resident received a telephone call from an unknown subject, who was identifying himself as Captain Moser from the San Francisco Mission Police Station. The subject informed the resident that he was calling to collect an unpaid balance on outstanding parking tickets and that it would take $500.00 dollars to rectify the situation. The subject said the process could be taken care of over the phone with a credit card number. The resident, being suspicious, looked up Captain Moser on Google and saw that he was in fact stationed at Mission Police Station. At this point, the resident was no longer concerned and proceeded to provide the subject with their credit card number. The money was then taken from the resident’s account. Be alert of this new scam taking place. The San Francisco Police Department will never call anyone to collect a debt. If this happens to you, do not provide any of your personal information and hang up immediately.

Crime Alert: Precita Park / Bernal Heights Area;  During the extended labor day holiday there were a total of 32 vehicles stolen in the Ingleside district as of 08/30/2013. Eight of those stolen vehicles were taken from the Precita Park and Bernal Heights area. Be sure to secure your vehicle (windows up, doors locked) before you leave your car parked on the street. Consider looking into getting an alarm or anti theft device such as a steering wheel club. This, for the most part, should deter most culprits from stealing your car. If you want to make it that much more difficult, consider installing a kill switch. Older model Hondas and Toyotas are among the most popular and easiest vehicles to steal.

District Wide Burglaries in the Ingleside: In The Last month of August there have been 7 reported burglaries throughout the district. 4 of those burglaries alone have taken place in the Bernal Heights area. The different methods of entries have been through unlocked windows, sliding glass doors, unlocked side doors, unlocked garages and in one case through a doggie door where the perpetrator squeezed themselves through the small opening. Also, homes under construction have been targeted and expensive tools and appliances have been taken. As the warmer weather of fall approaches, make sure to secure your residence and that all your windows and doors are locked before leaving. If you happen to see any suspicious activity around your neighborhood that looks odd or out of place, call the police immediately. 

Crime Alert:  An increase of robberies and thefts has been occurring in and around the Balboa BART Station and City College area. There have been five robberies in the last couple weeks alone in this area. Be vigilant of your surroundings and follow the safety tips below.

Click on Don’t be a target link below:       

                                                           Safety Tips:
*Try not to have your Iphone or other property visible for others to see.
*If someone asks to use your phone, advise them you do not have one.
*Do not store or carry your phones in your back pocket, people will know you have one.
*Have (415)553-8090 programmed in your cell phone to contact SF 911 directly.
*If you see any suspicious activity involving you or others, or see someone needing help 
              Call the police.


1:05am       3400 Blk Mission                             Assault
A fight between two women employees of a drinking establishment was the reason Ingleside Officers Lustenberger, Chew, Jones, Wang, Anderson and Clemente were sent to investigate who hit who and why. When the officers arrived, they found one employee with a swollen forehead and a shirt wet with alcohol. She told the officers that another employee threw a cocktail glass that hit her forehead and then this same fellow employee, grabbed and pulled her hair. Witnesses at the bar confirmed the details of the attack. The officers questioned the other employee who denied attacking her colleague, but admitted she was angry with her because she “stole” one of her customers. She was taken to the county jail and booked for aggravated assault. Case number: 130797498

1:45am       3900 Blk Mission                             Vandalism
Ingleside Officers Lustenberger and Chew were on routine patrol when they noticed a young man kneeling next to a mail box. The officers noticed that the suspect was writing something on the mail box and decided to investigate. They stopped their patrol car and noticed some fresh spray paint on the side of the mailbox. The young man had paint marking items in his possession and quickly confessed saying, “Yeah, it was stupid. I just lost my friend” which was the name he was writing on the mailbox. He was cited for the vandalism and released at the scene. Case number: 130797482

3:56am       Miguel/Arlington                             Stolen Vehicle
Ingleside Officers Hauscarriague and Cariffe were on routine patrol when they noticed something odd about a 2013 Ford van parked along Mission Street. The license plate did not have the “month” expiration sticker. Before they could investigate further, the officers were dispatched to an urgent call in the district. After completing that assignment, they went back to the Mission Street address just in time to see the van pulling out of the parking spot. They followed it a short distance before pulling it over on Miguel near Arlington Streets. Officer Cariffe approached the vehicle and asked the driver for his license. The driver admitted he didn’t have one. While Cariffe was talking to the driver, Officer Hauscarriague ran a computer check on the van, which showed it had been stolen and the vehicle’s license plate belonged to another car. Officer Hauscarriague then called for backup and both he and officer Cariffe ordered the driver and two occupants out of the vehicle at gunpoint. Numerous Ingleside units soon arrived and helped handcuff all the occupants. The driver had a “shaved key” used to steal cars in his pocket. He was also on probation from San Mateo County and had an outstanding warrant for auto theft from Contra Costa County. The woman passenger was also wanted for an outstanding warrant for a probation violation out of San Mateo County. Both the driver and the woman passenger were transported to Ingleside station and booked on several charges. The other male passenger had no record and was released at the scene. Case number: 130735545

Serious Incidents:

No Incidents to Report.

Vehicle and Other Incidents:

12:00am           400 Blk College                       Burglary
12:01am           300 Blk Capistrano                  Vandalism to Building
  8:00am           Ocean/ I280 Onramp               Stolen Vehicle
10:22am           Lyell/Cayuga                            Hit and Run
11:30am           Tiffany/29th                               Traffic Collision
  5:30pm           100 Blk Porter                         Stolen Vehicle
  5:39pm           Naples/Geneva                        Traffic Collision
  5:48pm           300 Blk Joost                           Vandalism to Property
  6:30pm           3500 Blk Mission                     Hit and Run
  8:00pm           Unit Blk Castle Manor             Vandalism to Vehicle
  8:00pm           5000 Blk Mission                     Stolen Vehicle

Burglaries with suspect description:

No Incidents to Report.